Scipio (807) - Palatine, Illinois, USA - NOV 29, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours black with a good khaki head. From the aroma, I’m getting lots of coffee. It literally smells like a cup of coffee with just a touch of chocolate thrown in. With the taste, it is more of the same, but even more potent. The only difference is that more of the chocolate comes out. Of course, the aftertaste is coffee and chocolate with some bitterness at the end. Medium bodied with a creamy texture. There is a bit of carbonation in here as well. Overall, this one is straight forward with what it is trying to do and what it offers. And this is accomplished very well. Try this one for sure.
Lubiere (12285) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - APR 29, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A dark brown stout with a thin dark brown head. In aroma, sweet fruity chocolate malt with light coffee notes, grassy hops, very nice. In mouth, a nice sweet fruity chocolate malt with light coffee notes, light vanilla, alcohol warmth, very nice and smooth. Bottle at Cigar and Stripes BBQ.
DuffMan (8822) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - APR 19, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap @ Radio Maria. Black and viscous with a persistent khaki head. Loads of creamy coffee character, silky mouthfeel, full and richly roasty, moderately bitter finish. Yum.
wxman (1689) - O’Fallon, Illinois, USA - FEB 21, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a nice very dark brown with a medium tan head. Aroma is dark fruit. Taste is sweet roasted malt, dark fruit, chocolate milk and a bit of espresso. Surprisingly smooth and creamy for the style.
blueshockey24 (318) - Colorado, USA - FEB 6, 2016
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours black with thin tan head. Aroma of coffee, malt and chocolate. Taste is sweet chocolate and coffee with a malty coffee finish. Very good.
johnnymusky (826) - Minnesota, USA - FEB 6, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared with dusty and Brian...nose is all coffee and a dark roast at that....taste mellows out a lot...more oatmeal comes and the coffee doesn’t dominate.
DWestrick (597) - Ft Wayne, Indiana, USA - DEC 23, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
tap. kind of average imperial porter. nothing really jumped out - was very robust, but kind of bland
Itzjerm (1994) - Taft, Tennessee, USA - NOV 18, 2015
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Amazing vanilla wood barrel and bourbon nose. With lots of coffee aroma. Coffee however on tongue is almost to strong. Still a great light sweetness and a great beer.
ljthiessen (1023) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - JUL 29, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Dark brown pour with not much head. Aroma is rich chocolate and coffee. Flavour is malty chocolate, some coffee - not particularly roasty for a porter, and not as rich as expected for the ABV, but still good.
MacBoost (1691) - Pouring Bus, New York, USA - JUL 24, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle via trade. Dark brown pour with almost no head. Aromas of coffee and roast. Silky mouthfeel. I don’t know. It’s ok.
Beersiveknown (4820) - NORTHERN IRELAND - JUL 12, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Craig’s tasting
Slightly fruity tomatoey chilli and coffee on nose. Fruity,Smokey, coffee, a little sharp, cocoa. Light, dry finish.